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About Ufa

Ufa is the capital and largest city of the Bashkir Republic, an autonomous state within the Russian Federation. Although the city is not a very big and developed place, it is known as one of the most important centers of the region. Ufa, which is also an industrial center, has various industrial facilities including mining and machinery. Both the air and land transportation networks in the city are highly developed at the intersection of the major roads in the region.

Among the places worth seeing in Ufa are the harbor and its surroundings as well as the Archeology Museum and the Botanical Garden. The Botanical Garden, where you can see different kinds of plants, is a great option to have a nice time with the children. Alternatively, you can also enjoy your time on Leninsky Street and its surroundings.

The culture and art life in the city is also very lively. You can join the festivals held in the city at certain times and you can have fun while exploring the city. Although it is more temperate compared to many other parts of Russia, Ufa is a cold city. It would be a good idea to have some warm clothes with you as a precaution to the cold climate of the city.

Transportation to Ufa City Center from Airport

Ufa Airport is among the busiest airports in Russia. It is located 22 kilometers away from the city centre and is connected to the city via a highway. The airport, where there are many restaurants you can dine in, stores you can shop at and a hotel, has also free internet connection. Those who wish to have some quality time in the airport may also use the private passenger lounges.

Moreover, your children can play around in the kid’s playground while you are waiting for your flight and you can make money transfer or other banking transactions at the bank offices or on the ATMs. Taxis will be the first option you will encounter for traveling to the city centre from the airport.

Taxis waiting just outside of the terminal are quite cosy and comfortable. They provide convenient and fast transportation to the city centre and fares are very reasonable when compared to the many other cities.

Those who wish to travel by some other vehicle more affordable than taxis may take buses departing to many locations in the city centre from the airport or rent a car. There are also limousines at the service of passengers looking for a much more comfortable and luxurious option.

If you are going stay at a big hotel in the city you may also use hotel shuttles for transportation between the airport and city centre. However, do not forget that you need to contact your hotel or make an online reservation in advance to use these shuttles. Russian Ruble is the generally accepted currency in the city. If you don’t have any ruble on you, you can go to the exchange office in the airport or offer paying with American Dollar or such.

Bus

In Ufa, buses come in the first place among the vehicles you can use for transportation between the airport and the city. Although buses are not comfortable as the other alternatives such as taxis and rental cars, they provide both fast and affordable transportation from the airport to the city centre.

You can use the bus lines 110, 110C and 101 to travel to the city centre from Ufa Airport. Bus 110 runs between the airport and Autocentre/Central Market. Bus 110C departs to Zeleneya Roscha. You can travel between the airport and the train station in Ufa city centre by taking the bus 101.

Although buses are in service during the majority of the day, if your landing time is at a very late hour, you may consider taking other alternatives such as taxis or rental cars.

Private Vehicle

If you have one, you can also use your private vehicle for transportation to Ufa city centre from the airport. Ufa Airport’s large car park provide great convenience for those who have a private vehicle. Moreover, using the car park for less than 15 minutes is free of charge. 

Those who will stay longer may use the car park for 100 rubles per hour or 150 rubles per day.If you wish to leave your car at the airport car park for more than 48 hours, you will need to pay 3000 rubles.

Taxi

Taxi is one of the most preffered vehicles for transportation between the airport and city centre in Ufa. Taxis in Ufa are quite cosy and comfortable. You can take one of the taxis waiting outside Terminal 1, which are available 24 hours a day, after arriving at the airport and start your journey towards the city centre.

Taxis usually have taximeters in them, which does not leave too much room for bargaining. However, you can still form an opinion about the fare you will pay by notifying the driver of your destination before boarding the taxi. 

Taxis are frequently used both by tourists and locals alike in the city. If you arrive in the city in a not so late hour and taxi fares are more expensive than you expected, you can also take the buses at the airport to go to the city centre and then take a taxi to your destination. If you wish to make a reservation in advance you can call 8-800-347-2222 or 8-917-734-1578. The one big upside of taking a taxi in Ufa is that they are fast and time-saving. If you have an important meeting or an organization you need to catch, you can be in the city centre in a short time by taking one of the taxis at the terminal gate.

Hotel Shuttles

You can also use hotel shuttles for transportation between Ufa Airport and the city centre. The city hosts some of the most famous hotels of the world, and most of these big and multi-room hotels provide shuttle service. You can find out if your hotel provides shuttle service from the airport by contacting them before coming to the city. Hotel shuttles are especially a good choice for those traveling with too many gears. Do not forget to check the hotel’s term of use and, if applicable, any fees before making a reservation for the shuttles. If you book hotel shuttles for both arrival and departure, you can make benefit of discounts and travel at more affordable prices.

Limousine

There are also companies providing limousine services for those who wish to travel in the city in a much more sophisticated and privileged environment. You can travel to the city centre when you arrive at the city in the luxurious and comfortable vehicle prepared for you by making an online reservation before coming to Ufa. Limousines, driven by chauffeurs, are one of the best options to get to the city after a tiring journey. In the same time, do not forget that limousine fares are not low in Ufa, just like in the other cities of the world. You can sort out the most affordable options by doing some research before making a reservation.

Rent a Car

You can also rent a car to get to Ufa city centre from the airport. You can independently travel in the city by renting a car from the companies at the airport such as Hertz, AVIS, Auto Europe and Honk.

You will need to drive for 22 kilometers to get to Ufa city centre from the airport. Then, you can explore both the city and its vicinity in your own car. Traffic in the city is usually orderly and safe, which makes it unlikely to experience any problem while driving.

Last Updated: April 14, 2017
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